Derek Carr is a professional American football quarterback who currently plays for the Las Vegas Raiders in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on March 28, 1991, in Fresno, California, and played college football at Fresno State before being selected by the Raiders in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Since joining the Raiders, Carr has become one of the team’s most important players and has established himself as one of the league’s most talented quarterbacks. He holds numerous franchise records for passing, including most career passing yards and most career touchdown passes.
Off the field, Carr is known for his charitable work and his strong Christian faith. He and his wife, Heather, founded the DC4KIDS foundation, which provides resources and support for children and families in need. Carr has also been known to incorporate his faith into his on-field celebrations, often pointing to the sky or kneeling in prayer after scoring a touchdown.
Some funny facts about Derek Carr:
- Derek Carr has a fear of clowns, which he has mentioned in interviews and on social media.
- In college, Carr was known for his love of Chick-fil-A and would often have the restaurant’s sandwiches delivered to the football team’s locker room.
- Carr has a habit of yelling “Omaha!” when calling plays at the line of scrimmage, a la Peyton Manning. However, he once accidentally yelled “Oh my gosh!” instead and has since incorporated it into his repertoire.
- Carr is a devout Christian and has been known to pray on the field during games.
- Carr has a close relationship with his brother, David Carr, who was also an NFL quarterback. In a funny twist, David was actually drafted by the Houston Texans in their inaugural season in 2002 and was sacked a league-record 76 times that year, prompting him to once joke that “I’d rather have a root canal than play the Texans again.”
- Carr is also known for his love of Spider-Man, and has been seen wearing Spider-Man-themed cleats during games.